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England's 'Type 45' navy ships run Windows

Posted 10-06-2010 at 01:19 AM by William (Dthdealer)

Dear lord
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10...ast/page2.html

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The primary reason for purchasing a Type 45 is to obtain Sea Viper (aka the Principal Anti Air Missile System, PAAMS), which accounts for most of its cost. PAAMS includes the French Aster missiles and their Sylver launchers, and other Franco-British-Italian equipment including the Sampson firecontrol radar. There is also, of course, substantial American input - the command system runs Windows, and other computer processing is provided by Mercury Computer Systems of Massachusetts.
Why? Just why? 1.1 billion pounds and counting...
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